Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Two More Small Paintings

Today was the last workshop session. No more security blanket of a set time, no more comfort of a room full of other artists painting away... waaa!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Two Small Paintings

I really, really meant to paint in my studio last week, but it just didn't happen. Life is pretty chaotic right now, so it was a relief to wake up Tuesday morning knowing that there were three hours set aside for painting! The bottom painting is NOT a pumpkin, although it looks like it. It is actually an heirloom "pineapple" tomato that my friend Blayney brought to the workshop. The top was painted from a plate and spoon provided by the instructor, Cathleen Rehfeld. I've never painted reflective metal before, so it was both a challenge and a lot of fun, and I think more successful than my pumpkiny-pineapple-tomato! :-)

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Four Small Paintings

It's been almost four months since my beautiful daughter-in-law, Rosario, was killed in a car crash which nearly took the life of my son, Westun, as well. I give God all the praise for saving my son's life; he is nearing 100% recovery. I still have a lot of daily sadness, though, and it's been hard to get back to painting. I decided to take a workshop class from artist Cathleen Rehfeld (see her blog Cathleen Rehfeld's Painting A Day) to give myself a kick-start. It was really, really nice to paint with other artists and to hear Cathleen's thoughts on her daily paintings. Here are my four little paintings from the first session. Hopefully, this will kick-start my blog, too! Thank you all for your support.

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